Welcome Dr. Charley Ferrer to The Lusty View and thank you for taking the time to answer the questions. You've had quite an exciting year traveling to China and Venezuela. I can't wait to hear more about your adventures and looking forward to the BDSM Writers Convention next August in NY City.
Thank you for inviting me to your website and providing me with the opportunity to share some time with your readers. I look forward to answering any questions and meeting a few of you in New York City, August 21 – 24, 2014.
What does a Clinical Sexologist do?
As a Clinical Sexologist, I specialize in Sex Therapy and provide counseling and education on sexual issues. I teach physicians, mental health workers, and law enforcement officials about various aspects of sexuality as well as alternative lifestyles including dominance and submission. This enables them to provide the best service possible for their patients and the men and women they serve. It’s amazing that physicians know the intricate workings of the human anatomy, yet they’re too embarrassed to ask a patient how their sex life is going. Though many would think a physician asking such a question would be inappropriate or nosy, the truth is you can learn about your patient’s mental health and medical well-being from this very simple inquiry. For instance: if the patient is married and hasn't had sex in over a month, then there’s a problem; assuming he’s living with his/her partner. There might be depression or a biological condition that’s affecting the patient; perhaps prescribed medications are hindering their libido. So many possibilities can be ascertained from the response to this one simple question—and all possibilities should be explored! Plus as a Sex Educator, I conduct various workshops to help men and women enhance their sensual and sexual divinity to derive great pleasure from their life and relationships.
You have so many accomplishments in your career. Can you tell us about a recent one that was especially rewarding for you?
Gosh, Kathy. It’s so hard for me to choose from all the amazing opportunities I’ve been blessed with in my career. This year alone I participated in some of the most amazing sexological achievements ever made which are literally affecting lives across the globe. For instance, I had the honor of being the only http://doctorcharley.com>American Sexologist invited to speak in Falcon Venezuela for a week long summit that had us driving across the entire region of Falcon to get to the people in small outlining communities and villages and educate them on sexual health and relationship issues. We battled moving sand dunes which obscured the roadways in order to get to one Town Hall meeting. I was able to introduce BDSM principles and playfulness with the help of my fellow “male” sexologists and volunteers from the community forum of over 300 citizens on day. Do so love male submissives. Never is a man stronger than when he opens himself up to another and shares his affection and vulnerability trusting such a gift will not be dishonored.
Submissive males in Venezuela
However I would have to admit that my most amazing experience this year came from my participation in the FIRST Chinese Sexology Association Congress held in mainland China in March. I was the ONLY America-Latina Sexologist invited to attend this historical event where China opened its doors to collaborate with sexologists from around the world on sexual health issues. I conducted a brief lecture entitled “Understanding & Demystifying Dominance and Submission (BDSM)” calling to action physicians and mental health workers to educate themselves on the various aspects of this very normal and highly misunderstood sexual lifestyle. BDSM practitioners hidden within their community due to extreme criminal penalties and discrimination associated with the practice.
During one of the tours while in Hong Kong, our host dressed me as an Empress. A man ran up on stage, knelt before me, and begged for the “honor to kiss my hand.” A little flabbergasted, I smiled and extended my hand as everyone watched in awe. “It happens everywhere I go!” I stated and we all chuckled a little. I was later surprised when I later learned the identity of the individual.
I was deeply honored when I was asked to return to China to teach and lecture at Peking University and other institutions to help train others that would then help spread sex education throughout China. My book, SEX UNLIMITED was slated for publication in Chinese before I left. Unfortunately, before we could get it to market, it was banned. Apparently, SEX UNLIMITED was thought to offer too much sensual information and sexual freedom to be allowed.
Could you tell us about your latest book? SEX UNLIMITED: The Ultimate Guide to Dating, Sex and Erotic Pleasures was published January 13, 2013. It’s my thirteenth book on sexual empowerment. It provides information on everything you need to know about sexual pleasure and various sex positions, exercises, and sensual encounters anyone can utilize to become a great lover! It also teaches the reader how to be flirtatious—a skill many of us can use some practice with. One of the review comments I received on the book states, “If the information isn’t in Sex Unlimited it isn’t legal; though some of the information and sexual encouragement is illegal in some states.” Sex Unlimited, as with all my other books, is a straight talk, no nonsense book, on claiming your sexual and sensual divinity. I guess that’s why the book was banned in China. *chuckles*
The BDSM Writers Conference was a huge help to me in my writing and in my curiosity in the lifestyle. What will readers get out of this amazing event in 2014?
BDSM Writers Con began three years ago as a 3-Day Intensive for authors. It became apparent that readers (and the general public) were hungry for the information as well. Readers can expect to learn the truth about dominance and submission and assuage their curiosity as to what it’s really all about. Though there are several workshops geared specifically to writers, readers will delight in the countless workshops and live demos presented by BDSM Experts. These men and women aren’t performers. They are lifestyle practitioners who embrace the nuances of Dominance and submission and have been doing so for years. Readers will be able to mingle with their favorite BDSM and erotica authors and make new ones as they participate in workshops and spend a night at a private BDSM Club. Our host, Powder, the co-founder of Fetish Tribe in New York City has promised to make our night at this private D/s event a night to remember. Plus, readers get to attend the Award Ceremony during the conference when we present the winners of our BEST BDSM Book 2014 Book Contest.
Novice will enjoy the safe comfortable atmosphere of the conference which allows them to explore and appease their curiosity while experienced kinksters will enjoy the various lifestyle workshops geared toward enhancing their relationships and providing various demonstrations on how to incorporate various play such as Flogging, Bondage and some Edge Play into their relationships.
BDSM Writers Con is the perfect first step into the world of Dominance and submission. It’s not just for authors. It’s for everyone curious about writing or exploring bondage, discipline and sadomasochistic adventures. I invite you to join us for this amazing one of a kind conference August 21 – 24, 2014 in New York City. And of course, please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Dr. Charley Ferrer travels the globe speaking on both the conventional and the controversial aspects of the sexual experience. Doctor Charley has been featured in the NY Times and Cosmopolitan Magazine. Hailed as America’sBDSM Expert, she has over 15 years experience teaching and exploring the lifestyle. Her book, BDSM: The Naked Truth, has topped charts in the US and Internationally including reaching #1 on Amazon’s Kindle.
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